Up | March 03, 2013
>>> about chuck hagel on the part of conservatives to make sure he wasn't confirmed on his views on iran and israel primarily. he wrote a piece and they had ducks questioned on friends of hamas. senate sources said exclusively they have been employed that one of the reasons they were segregated, chuck hagel has not turned over requested documents and one of the names list side a group called friends of hamas. it came out there was no such group even though it was picked up and a daily news reporter copped to the fact that they had jokingly said what are you guys hoping to find? through a weird game of telephone they had this piece. this prompted red state 's eric erickson , calling for media to return to basic reporting. certainly part is because of the general media has a bias against conservatives to make it harder to take views serious leechlt they are trying to high lie controversies and we have forgotten the basics of reporting. as i learned in grade school as who, what, where, why, and how. we need to establish a base line that allows us to highlight the truly outrageous. i do think that there is this kind of person who has been in the adult media his whole life. the connection to principals and a world view and advocate and what outcomes you you want to see and at the same time you don't want to say the wrong thing or think simple propaganda who disseminates false information. as someone who works in conservative media , this is back and forth.
>> one of the important things you remember in liberal media is you are not a publicist for your side. where your leanings are important is what kind of questions you ask. what sort of things that it might naturally come to you to be skeptical about.
>> what stories you pursue. i think that is a fundamentally different thing than inventing things or becoming an opposition research .
>> it does seem to me and now at the risk of sounding biased, there is an a symmetry here with the talking post memo or on the right. the outlets seem more committed. i have seen that with a bunch of new iterations. there is things like that that have announced themselves with an intention of being that, but the incentive structure of what gets you clicks and fund-raising pushes people.
>> let me jump in here as someone who works with blogs online and that's my brief and the history of how these things grew out. online media was very activist on the left and the right. you started seeing more transition into it becoming more reporting. i think that happened earlier on the left than on the right. partly because who was president? where was the stuff to cover? now you ary seeing right of center.
>> because there was such --
>> toughington post had an incentive earlier to get to the point of reporting because their stuff would be taken more credibly during the bush years. now when i look at what is coming out of the daily caller, some things are hit and miss. not to sort of sit here and give jim a big wet kiss, but i think jim is right. the approach that he has and thinks needs to be demonstrated has been instituted pretty successfully. and i think there two. i think there stories that they break that are legitimately well-sourced.
>> i want to read this and i don't know why he is going to work. this encapsulates what is problematic. there true believers from either party that have gimmicky solutions out there. i linike to think i'm one of them. the mainstream medias and he made sure everyone knew that. that makes sure everyone is in line. if you think it's war, no shortcut is too much.
>> i think it's important that not every conservative outlet is bright bart. everything they run is stupid.
>> for got picked up on the places. let us know.
>> for did get picked up other places. that's true. nobody should pay attention . i think the national review is doing good original reporting right now. he is a reporter and doing outstanding work and getting paid attention to not just by other conservatives, but the media as a whole. part of the problem for the right trying to develop them is they haven't realized in some case that is when you do bad reporting, it's not just not useful, but this is a problem from the daily caller. you are doing good work, but there is a lot of bad work coming out. that interferes. sometimes you go there and there will be things that are basically well-reported. practice are.
>> i would add that that can be true with the " huffington post " also. it's true.
>> a lot of times too.
>> the journalism though at times.
>> there is a difference there. let's say cheap shots.
>> from the perfective of looking at mainstream media , there is plenty that they overblow and turn into stories.
>> the national deficit for instance. mattie said that doesn't matter. more on the conservative media after the break. dad, i'd